There is a general perception that a rising economy raises all economic boats. But poverty rates would indicate that the poorest of the poor just seem to get poorer. Many counties have actually experienced a rise in poverty rates from 2012 to 2016. We took a quick look at the change in poverty rates for the 3,000 or so U.S. counties from 2012 to 2016 using the Population Analysis Interactive. Our findings are discussed in the video blog which you can access by clicking the image below.
We’ve also created a free Interactive which provides you the ability to analyze county poverty data yourself. See the details below. Note you can access all our free Interactives by registering on our web site.